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The Story of Knock

Ever since St. Patrick arrived in Ireland preaching the Catholic Faith, the Irish have held a deep love for Mary. On August 21, 1879, Mary appeared with St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, and the Lamb of God in the poor rural village of Knock. In the two hours in which the apparition occurred, not a word was spoken, but no words were needed, only comfort, strength, and peace. And that’s what flowed from the apparition. More than 20 people witnessed this event in which healings occurred, and the people’s love and devotion deepened. (Pictured: the Knock Shrine in County Mayo, Ireland.)

A Knock Shrine at The Miraculous Medal Shrine

The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal, in collaboration with the Mayo Association of Philadelphia, is proud to present a special event devoted to developing Our Lady of Knock shrine at The Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia. Be part of the movement that brings a peaceful future to our families. Help build the shrine to Our Lady of Knock and bring Mary—her hope and her love—to America.

Livestream Broadcast of Knock Shrine Mass

We thank the Shrine of Knock in Mayo County, Ireland (www.knockshrine.ie); the Mayo Association of Philadelphia (www.mayophiladelphia.com); and the Mayo County Council (www.Mayo.ie) for making this glorious celebration possible.

Sunday August 16, 2020
Livestream begins at 1:00 p.m. Click here to go to Livestream page.
The day’s livestreamed event includes:

  • Mass
  • Virtual visit to the Knock Shrine in County Mayo
  • Message from the Mayo County Knock Shrine’s Rector, Fr. Richard Gibbons
  • Performance by County Mayo Irish Tenor Cathal Gavin
  • Special performance by America’s own Andy Cooney
  • Vibrant local musicians, including Theresa Flanigan Murtagh and Bagpipers
  • Lively presentation by Rince Ri Irish Step Dancing School

Click here to see the full image of the Knock shrine layout.

August 21, 2019: Our Lady of Knock Launch Mass and Celebration



August 22, 2019: Catholic Philly. com: Local Faithful Celebrate Irish Apparition of Mary

August 21, 2019: Channel 6 WPVI, Philadelphia Nightly News: Watch a news clip from last year’s Mass in honor of Our Lady of Knock . Don’t forget to join us for our livestream Mass on Sunday, August 16 at 1:00 p.m. as we celebrate the launch of the Knock shrine at The Miraculous Medal Shrine.